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April 17, 2017 Posted by: Amanda Riggs

Millennials, buyers ages 36 years and younger, make up the largest share of home buyers by generation at 34 percent of all home buyers in 2016 (down from 35 percent in 2015). This group was born between 1980 and 1998 and is the largest share of buyers for the fourth consecutive year. Sixty-six percent of […]

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Posted by: Amanda Riggs

Millennials, buyers ages 36 years and younger, make up the largest share of home buyers by generation at 34 percent of all home buyers in 2016 (down from 35 percent in 2015). This group was born between 1980 and 1998 and is the largest share of buyers for the fourth consecutive year. Sixty-six percent of […]

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April 6, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

More first-time homebuyers take advantage of a low downpayment loan compared to all homebuyers, according to the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Among all buyers whose transaction closed in February 2017, 62 percent of those who obtained a mortgage made […]

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April 4, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Sales to first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of residential sales in February 2017 (33 percent in January 2017; 30 percent in February 2016), according to the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Sustained job growth and improving incomes along with […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Sales to first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of residential sales in February 2017 (33 percent in January 2017; 30 percent in February 2016), according to the February 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Sustained job growth and improving incomes along with […]

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March 2, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In January 2017, 23 percent of sales were cash sales (21 percent in December 2016; 26 percent in January 2016), according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Buyers of homes for investment purposes, distressed sales, second homes, and foreign […]

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Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

In January 2017, 23 percent of sales were cash sales (21 percent in December 2016; 26 percent in January 2016), according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Buyers of homes for investment purposes, distressed sales, second homes, and foreign […]

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February 6, 2017 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in December 2016, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market […]

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Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in December 2016, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market […]

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January 30, 2017 Posted by: Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

REALTORS® reported that first-time homebuyers accounted for 32 percent of residential sales in 2016 (30 percent in 2015), according to the December 2016 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions.[1] Sustained job growth and improving incomes along with the aging of the Millennial generation […]

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